Wayne State University
Amy Neville
Amy Neville
Legal Writing Instructor
Room 3385
(313) 577-8036


J.D., Wayne State University Law School
B.S., Central Michigan University


Amy Neville has been a member of the Legal Writing Department at Wayne State University Law School since 1999. She serves as the faculty advisor to the Law School's Moot Court program and as faculty coach to the Law School's National Moot Court Teams. She is a past member of the State Bar's Professional Ethics Committee and serves on the State Bar's Lawyers and Judges Assistance Committee. Prior to joining Wayne Law's faculty, she served as a judicial law clerk to Michigan Court of Appeals Judge John H. Shepherd and then worked as an assistant defender at the State Appellate Defender Office, handling appeals on behalf of indigents convicted of felony offenses. In 1996, she received the Distinguished Brief Award, an award that annually recognizes the most scholarly briefs filed in the Michigan Supreme Court. She graduated from Wayne State University Law School, where she was a member of the Law School's National Moot Court Team.

Courses Taught

Selected Publications

Over-Commenting: Why Do We Do It and How Can We Cure It, 22 Second Draft 12 (Legal Writing Inst.  August 2007)

Distinguished Brief; People v Datema, 13 Cooley L. Rev. 717 (1996), Recipient of the Distinguished Brief Award

In The News

December 17, 2014
Amy Neville was quoted in Legal News article: "2 Wayne Law students to compete in ABA Diversity Moot Court Competition semifinals."

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March 6, 2014
Amy Neville was quoted in a Legal News article titled "Wayne Law team makes it to regional finals in ABA compeition."

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April 25, 2013
Amy Neville was mentioned as faculty advisor in a Detroit Legal News article titled "Wayne Law Moot Court program sees increased success at competitions."

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